Tiger To Roar In 3YO Classic

The Michael Clements trained Tiger Roar was dominant winning the 3YO Sprint last start and looks well placed to go back to back at Kranji on Sunday.

A regular pin-up horse in the Singapore Review the son of Wandjina was some query dropping back to 1200m, but such is the case often in racing the fastest horse won.

Already a multiple Class 3 winner, favourite and stablemate Prosperous Return was only a Class 4 winner and under the set weights conditions Tiger Roar was very well placed.

Only seen once over 1200m previously when finishing third on debut, Tiger Roar has won three of his four attempts over 1400m and had already been placed over 1800m.

TIGER ROAR winning the SINGAPORE THREE-YEAR-OLD SPRINT GROUP 3
TIGER ROAR winning the SINGAPORE THREE-YEAR-OLD SPRINT GROUP 3 Picture: Singapore Turf Club

Quite versatile he took a good step forward in the feature with his class shining through.

Ridden by Simon Kok Tiger Roar struggled to keep up early when scrubbed along at the tail of the field.

Recording 23.48 for the first 400m, they certainly didn't loaf which clearly caught him off guard, however once entering the straight you could see he had picked up the bridle.

Looking for runs, Kok was forced back to the inside but once he saw the gap he quickly burst through.

Asserting his authority late Tiger Roar went on to score by one-and-a-half lengths and returned a Timeform rating of 92.

Not since War Affair in 2014 have seen such a dominant display in the 3YO Sprint with Better Than Ever (2010) and Rocket Man (2009) the other key stand-outs when winning by 3L and 4.5L respectively.

Facing a very similar line up on Sunday he looks even better suited stepping up to 1400m and while likely to go right back from the draw, he looks to have them covered.

Stablemate Prosperous Return was no match for him in the Sprint, however his run still held merit and he should show good improvement second up.

Leader rider Vlad Duric sticks aboard and he is unbeaten in two attempts over this trip.

Unlike Tiger Roar he can adopt a forward position from the middle draw and should give him something to run down in the straight.

The Ricardo Le Grange trained Everest has improved with every run and while still in his first preparation he is trending the right way.

The wide draw is likely to see him get back but the step up to 1400m should suit and he is a nice horse on the way up.

Of the rest the Shane Baertschiger trained Be You appears the next in line with the blinkers going on.

Good luck and happy punting.


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Kranji

Sunday, 18th July 2021

11
17:00
(local)

SINGAPORE THREE-YEAR-OLD CLASSIC GROUP 2 (SGG2)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
SGD $150,000
1400m TURF GOOD
11
17:00
(local)
SGD $150,000
1400m GOOD

SINGAPORE THREE-YEAR-OLD CLASSIC GROUP 2 (SGG2)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 5. STARLIGHT (AUS) 3yo G
HEADWATER (AUS) - ZALILA (NZ)
S SHAFRIZAL
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$10.20
57.0kg
PSM RACING STABLE

Sales Information

2nd 1. TIGER ROAR (AUS) 3yo G
WANDJINA (AUS) - MELROSE PLACE (AUS)
SIMON KOK
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$1.80
57.0kg
FALCON RACING NO 7 STABLE

Sales Information

3rd 4. RELENTLESS (AUS) 3yo G
HALLOWED CROWN (AUS) - GLADWELL (AUS)
DANNY BEASLEY
T FITZSIMMONS
$10.80
57.0kg
AREXEVAN-RELENTLESS STABLE

Sales Information

4th 2. PROSPEROUS RETURN (AUS) 3yo G
FIGHTING SUN (AUS) - ROSE SYRAH (AUS)
VLAD DURIC
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$4.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

5th 6. BE YOU (NZ) 3yo G
SHOWCASING (GB) - MY OTHER WOMAN (AUS)
MATTHEW KELLADY
SHANE DONALD BAERTSCHIGER
$13.80
57.0kg

Sales Information

6th 10. EVEREST (USA) 3yo C
GHOSTZAPPER (USA) - FANTASY OF FLIGHT (USA)
C C WONG
RICARDO LE GRANGE
$6.40
54.5kg

Sales Information

7th 9. SESON (NZ) 3yo G
DALGHAR (FR) - KALEVALA (NZ)
OSCAR CHAVEZ
STEVEN BURRIDGE
$83.60
57.0kg

Sales Information

8th 3. BOOMBA (NZ) 3yo G
SHOWCASING (GB) - CELESTE (NZ)
KASIM A'ISISUHAIRI
T FITZSIMMONS
$41.40
57.0kg

Sales Information

9th 8. STARHARMONY (NZ) 3yo G
REAL IMPACT (JPN) - FUROSHIKI (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
MICHAEL CLEMENTS
$28.40
57.0kg

Sales Information

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